Author: Jennifer Skarakis

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Invitation Wording for when Guests Pay for their Meal

How do you word an invitation to an event where guests pay for their dinner? I received this question from a Sendo reader… Amanda Asks… “I am planning a small (20 or less)retirement party for my mom at a restaurant but guests will be responsible for paying for their own dinner – how do I indicate this on an invitation?” Anyone have any suggestions? Comment to this post to help her out! It would be great to hear what you guys would expect to see on an invitation and how you would respond to some of the other suggestions mentioned When Invited Guests Pay for their Meal The proper term for this is No Host. Some social circles would immediately recognize and understand this term, whereas others would be confused. And if it’s a retirement party, some invitees may not be so quick to jump on Google to figure it out. Considering the informality of the event, keep invitations to something simple. You don’t want to spend $100 on invites that tell people they need …

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3 Outdoorsy Bachelorette Party Ideas

If you’re planning a bachelorette party for a bride-to-be who loves the great outdoors, use her passion as the theme! Gather up all of her girlfriends and try one of these outdoorsy bachelorette party ideas: 1. White Water Rafting A whitewater rafting trip for the bride-to-be and several of her closest friends can be an exhilarating way to celebrate together. Find out which whitewater rafting trips are available near you, and book a group excursion. Select a reputable company with experienced tour guides, and let them know about the celebration ahead of time because they may offer special services for bachelorettes. Coordinate a post-rafting picnic with champagne and snacks for a special touch. You’ll be hungry from your workout, and a little bubbly will be the perfect way to cool down. 2. Boating If you live close to the northern border between the U.S. and Canada, consider planning a bachelorette getaway to Lake Louise and Banff National Park. During the spring and summer, the scenic lake features plenty of water-related activities as well as horseback riding, …

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Nest Egg Cookies & Recipe

I am in love with these nest egg cookies. I just made thirty of them in less than fifteen minutes, which means they are likely to become an Easter classic around here. They are so quick, easy and YUMMY! This is a great recipe for the kids to pitch in on too. Ingredients for Nest Egg Cookies 12 oz. package chow mein noodles 12 oz. package butterscotch morsels (At least. A couple extra ounces will give you a better hold) 90 egg-shaped candies. I’ve used Cadbury Mini Eggs. Melt the morsels in a double boiler, mix in the chow mein noodles. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to drop scoops onto a pan that’s lined with parchment paper. Place three Cadbury Mini Eggs onto each nest. Allow them to set for 5-10 minutes before serving or transferring to a dish. It’s that easy! These cute cookies are perfect for school parties, family gathering and even Spring birthday parties. via suburbanhomestead.typepad.com

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Dinosaur Party

One Charming Party has just released a Dinosaur Party! It is part of their new line of DIY party plans. In this party, young paleontologists have an amazing adventure with bone digging, a prehistoric treasure hunt and a feast that satisfies their hungry appetites. Dinosaur Party Cake Chocolate frosting and the green cake plate, accented by rock-shaped candy make a simple yet perfect dinosaur party cake. Dinosaur Party Invitations The birthday party invitations were delivered in recycled envelopes for an authentic feel. The dinosaur postage stamps were the perfect touch! Looking to opt for paperless invitations? Check out this dinosaur invitation available from Sendomatic! Dinosaur Party Games Party guests were invited to play with dinosaur toys, put together T-Rex puzzles and read dinosaur books. Guests had the chance to decorate their own cupcakes with more of the “dirt” colored icing, rock “candy” and other prehistoric-inspired toppings. Food was kept nutritious and kid-friendly. The theme was pulled into the meal with green plates and brown cupcake wrappers to hold potato chips. The kids used green-handled paintbrushes to unearth bones buried in …

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Dr Seuss Party

Thank you Angela from Baby Farm Parties & Ideas for submitting your Dr Seuss Party. Dr Seuss is a childhood favorite – and you brought it to life! What lucky daughters you have! Angela made my Dr Seuss Party goodie bags out of red lunch bags and added turquoise blue tissue paper to give some flair. She cut out white circles that said ‘Thing 2’ and some said ‘Thing 3’ and glued them in the front, she got a lot of her goodies to add to the bags from ebay including brand new in the package Burger King cat in the hat movie action figures. She also bought some great goodies from Birthday Express from their “Cat in the Hat” party line. She decided to have a candy bar which was a hit with kids and adults. Each guest took home a little white box with a tag thanking them for joining full of candy and yummy homemade pastries. Her custom invitations she got from Sendo Invitations. All of the food was Seuss inspired and made by …

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Mortgage Burning Party

Any ideas for Angelina for her Mortgage Burning Party? “I am trying to plan a mortgage burning party for my Mom. She has just paid off her mortgage this month after 25 years of doing it on her own after my father passed away. She always said that was her goal to pay her home off, and I want to plan something really nice for her. Any ideas would really help me out..” One comment mentioned having a bonfire where guests have to sign a mortgage when they arrive. Another suggested roasting marshmallows, serving Hot Totties and personalized matchbooks. I love the fire theme going here! You could also add in some hot cocoa and a cake iced with “flames”. However you decide to celebrate paying off your mortgage, the important thing is to DO IT! This is a big deal! Not many people – especially those not approaching retirement age – have the opportunity to even throw a mortgage burning party. Don’t let this opportunity to celebrate pass you by! Share your ideas with us in …

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Retirement Party Invitation Wording

There is no better time to throw a party than when somebody is trading in their career for some well deserved rest and relaxation! Below are some suggestions for your Retirement Party invitation wording. As with other party invitations, don’t forget to include the date and time, the location, and RSVP information. You’re invited to a retirement luncheon Honoring Scott Wilson Or After 30 years of service Jesse Ceccon is retiring from Beuller County Fire Department. Or Please join us in wishing Janet Smith a fond farewell! Or The Squire Group requests the pleasure of your company at a retirement dinner in honor of Mr. Ted Hayse Or The California Department of Fish and Game Announces the retirement of Caroline Mcknight After 27 years of wonderful service and dedication. Or After 47 years of service, Thomas Payne is retiring from Alpaca Fleece Incorporated. The pleasure of your company is requested at a reception in his honor Or David Smith has called it a day! Come celebrate his retirement with family and friends. Or Joe has punched …